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First report of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, as a new host of cowbug (Oxyrachis tarandus, Fab.) in plains of Punjab, Northern India.

  title={First report of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal, as a new host of cowbug (Oxyrachis tarandus, Fab.) in plains of Punjab, Northern India.},
  author={Ashutosh Sharma and Pratap Kumar Pati},
  journal={World applied sciences journal},
During February-June 2009-10, cowbugs were found on aerial apical parts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) plants in the Amritsar District of Punjab. The cowbugs fed on apical portions of the stem, making them rough and woody in appearance, brown in colour that gradually dried and apical leaves were shed off. These cowbugs were identified as Oxyrachis tarandus (1) (Hemiptera: Membracidae). To the best of ou r knowledge, this is the first report of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal as a new host… 

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